We, the Working Group and the Falls at Silvermine, would like to thank Mayor Rilling for his support on changes to the James Street Bridge in Silvermine. First of all, we are delighted that although the cladding has not yet been installed, the bridge is open. Secondly, the original bridge was slated to have formliner (concrete fake stone) and through conversation with DOT Commissioner Redeker and backup from Mayor Rilling, we were able to have that changed to real stone cladding. The neighborhood requested fieldstone because that stone is everywhere in Silvermine and we are a historic area. Parts of Silvermine are either on the National Register or slated to be. Additionally James Street is a small country road. Somewhere along the way in the process, our request for the right stone was sidelined and models of an inappropriate stone showed up. Mayor Rilling has now reversed that process so that we will get the right stone, Connecticut fieldstone, on the bridge. The weather is changing and it may not be accomplished until spring but we are assured it will be done. Thank you Mayor Rilling for backing us up! We very much appreciate it.
The Working Group:
Ricardo Viera, architect
Dr. Lillian Viera
Lee Levey, architect and NASH Advisory Board
Leigh Grant, NASH Advisory Board
Marcia Harris, interior designer
The Falls at Silvermine